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The birth of Nobody’s Goat: Harvest day approaches for live, organic music series

Where do live music series come from? Well, you see – sometimes when a Mommy and Daddy love each other very, very much…. Wait, that’s not right. Well, kind of.
Sometimes a town’s local music scene generates so much energy that a feeling of nurturing and caretaking wash over the devotees and a few are even inspired to create a showcase for local talent that works to bring the community together. At least that’s what happened to Matthew Jones and Shashank Tangirala.
Long time Off the Air enthusiasts, Jones and Tangirala stepped up when Greg Edwards stepped out of town. After about a month of Off the Air withdrawals, they consulted Edwards on how to create a sustainable live music series and have been working with Edwards on a new conception ever since. Edwards acted as mentor and guide to Jones and Tangirala, helping them wade their way through the minutia and labor that is the birth of a live music series.
Nobody’s Goat will premiere at Deva Café (1202 J St. in Modesto) on Friday, October 18. Doors open at 7 p.m., show starts at 7:30. Cover charge is $5 for all ages. Featured bands for the unveiling are The Airlings, Cold Eskimo and Madie Boyd. In between sets, Sandwich Dan (Formerly Ill-D the DJ) will be spinning tracks to keep the mood alive.
Although both Jones and Tangirala are transplants (Tangirala grew up in India; Jones is a native of Iowa), they are both as eager (if not more) as any indigenous gardener on providing a nourishing platform for local music. They speak about music the way a farmer would speak about crops. Intent on keeping Nobody’s Goat a sustainable, organic, and free-range enterprise, their foremost goal is to let the concert series develop naturally.
As of yet, Nobody’s Goat isn’t keen on selecting a specific night for concerts, aspiring instead to let the concerts blossom when they are in season. Gigs are being booked in accordance with what is best for the ecosystem as a whole; Nobody’s Goat founders are working diligently on displaying a local music scene that has flourished because of its tendency to interweave upon itself.
To stay updated about future shows and times, like them on Facebook: facebook.com/NobodysGoat.

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The birth of Nobody’s Goat: Harvest day approaches for live, organic music series